A United Nations World Heritage site, Phimai is the site of a walled complex of reconstructed temples, libraries and ancillary structures, one of the most important Khmer monuments in Thailand. Reconstruction of the temple site in Phimai serves as a case study highlighting the potential of computer visualization as a tool in heritage resource management. Besides offering archaeologists, historians and museum curators a non-evasive environment for testing reconstruction scenarios, virtual worlds offer the public access to important historic monuments without the wear of excessive visitation.
Animation and video by Richard M. Levy
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August 13, 2004 Subject:
About as exciting as a Monk Picnic
Pretty blah university-speak computerized rendering of this temple. I was sort of quizzed out about restoration, if they've completed it, etc etc. I guess the whole point of the vid was just to show the computer rendering, (which is still just ok). But just a little bit more history would have spruced things up a little bit.